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Article updated: 12/14/2012 9:12 AM

Chicago man held in pregnant Ind. woman's slaying

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By Associated Press

CROWN POINT, Ind. -- A Chicago man has been arrested in northwest Indiana on charges of killing his pregnant girlfriend.

The Times reports that 28-old Isiah Barker was in custody Friday on preliminary charges of murder and feticide. It wasn't clear whether he was being held in Lake County or Illinois.

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Barker was arrested in the death of Cynthia Funches of Highland, Ind., whose body was found in a storage bin at a home in Chicago in June 2011. An autopsy found she had died from blunt force trauma and that she was about 20 weeks pregnant when she was killed.

A Chicago Police Department report says Funches told officers that Barker struck her about the face and body with his hands and a metal pole about two weeks before she died.

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